Cabinet again warned on Thursday that xenophobic attacks will not be tolerated.
Briefing the media following Cabinet's regular fortnightly meeting, government spokesperson Themba Maseko said that Cabinet had re-established the inter-ministerial committee (IMC) to focus on and deal with incidents and threats of attacks on foreign nationals.
This came after reports of possible attacks on foreigners after the 2010 FIFA World Cup, he said.
The IMC would be convened by Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa, and include the ministers of home affairs, social development, state security, basic education, cooperative governance and traditional affairs, arts and culture, and international relations and cooperation.
The IMC would liaise with civil society structures to ensure that a country-wide approach was adopted to prevent violence against anyone.
"Government would like to reiterate that any attacks are totally unacceptable and will not be tolerated.
"The law enforcement agencies will not hesitate to act speedily and decisively against anyone found to incite or participate in violent acts against foreign nationals," Maseko said.